||Re: Origin of "Forkapa"
||Jim Young (guest, 184.108.40.206)
||July 27, 2007 at 6:10:46 AM
||Re: Origin of "Forkapa" by shmokken
I have to say I'm dubious. Forkapia, Forkapinge certainly look similar, but we'd have to account for the presence of East Frisian vocabulary in the Balkans. Also as this is Old Frisian, and I believe South Slav surnames don't date back to the Middle Ages, there would be a chronological problem.
However, I've learned that ideas that are dismissed out of hand can come back and bite. There are German surnames in the Balkans, usually with adapted spellings, so - who knows?
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